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Call for Applications
2011-2012 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2011
Duration: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 (optional)
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Once selected, emissaries will sign a contract which certifies the understanding of program requirements, expectations, and the basis upon which compensation will be received.
Purpose of program: Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School, and the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO).
Program description: Graduate student emissaries will participate in information sessions, student panels, and new graduate student orientation. Graduate student emissaries will attend monthly meetings each semester with other graduate student emissaries. Meetings will be held with University Graduate School staff and others interested in graduate recruitment activities. The program will begin with a required session on Monday, May 2, 2011, and will officially begin the week before classes begin in August 2011 and conclude May 2011. Summer duties may be included.
Essential functions: Graduate student emissaries promote peer connections between individuals interested in masters and PhD programs, especially in science, technology, mathematics (STM) disciplines, and current IU Bloomington graduate students. Graduate student emissaries serve as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IU Bloomington. Through e-mail, Web logs, video blogs, and conversational video on Connect and VYou, graduate student emissaries answer non-academic questions about graduate student life at IU and Bloomington and other recruitment related questions to prospective graduate student applicants.
Graduate students are required to submit a monthly progress report about their contacts with potential students as well as other recruitment activities to the University Graduate School.
Required qualifications: Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a masters or PhD program at IU Bloomington, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university, or community organizations. Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming.
Compensation: Graduate student emissaries will receive a $500 research/travel award for the academic year. In addition, graduate student emissaries who conduct four 1-hour tours to prospective graduate students will also receive funding to recruit at their undergraduate institution or conduct a job talk. Summer duties will receive an additional $250 award.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please feel free to contact Dr. Yolanda Trevino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised: April 4, 2011
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs